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Dinkum Developer Shares What's Next For The Aussie Farming Sim

Dinkum developer James Bendon has taken to Steam to share some info regarding the game's next major update. According to Bendon, the update is taking a little longer than he'd anticipated, so you,…

January 27, 2023 | 09:43 EST

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Dinkum Players Say They Want More NPCs And Animals

James Bendon, the solo dev behind Aussie farming hit Dinkum, has released the results of a community survey asking players what their opinion of the game is. It looks like players want to see a more…

November 11, 2022 | 10:48 EST

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Latest Dinkum Update Adds Guest Houses, The Frilly, And More

Dinkum has been one of the biggest indie hits this year. That's saying something considering the success of indies such as Cult of the Lamb and V Rising. Publisher and developer James Bendon is…

October 7, 2022 | 11:33 EDT

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Dinkum Sales Top 350k In Just One Month

Developer James Bendon has revealed that Dinkum sales have topped 350,000 within the game's first month of its Early Access release. Those are pretty impressive numbers for a solo development effort…

August 18, 2022 | 08:33 EDT

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Dinkum Milling Machine Guide

The newly released adventure and farming simulator game Dinkum comes with a lot of moving parts that players may get confused by as they start their journey on their island. While milling may seem…

July 20, 2022 | 09:27 EDT

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Dinkum Animals Guide

Getting to know Dinkum’s various animals — friendly or otherwise — is a necessity if you want certain items, or just a lot of cash. In our Dinkum Animals Guide, we’ll detail every tameable animal,…

July 20, 2022 | 09:30 EDT

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Dinkum Early Access Digs Up Fun Down Under

Escapism is a staple of video games and has been since the inception of the medium. Whether it’s catching cute monsters in a fictional world to befriend, storming the gates of Hell, or running around…

July 19, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

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Dinkum Residents Guide

In Dinkum there are a total of 16 residents for you to meet and befriend, each with their own personalities and specialties that they bring to your growing outpost in the corner of the world. Here's…

July 15, 2022 | 01:30 EDT

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Dinkum Fishing Guide

In our Dinkum fishing guide we’ll go over how the fishing mechanics work in Dinkum, some tips and tricks to help get you started and a guide to what types of fish there are in the game. How Does…

July 15, 2022 | 01:27 EDT

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Dinkum Bugs Guide

In our Dinkum bugs guide, we'll explain bug catching strategies, our best tips and tricks, and where to find bugs in game. The Basics of Bug Catching in Dinkum Bug catching is one of the first…

July 15, 2022 | 01:28 EDT

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Dinkum Critters Guide

Our Dinkum Critters Catching Guide we'll explain what critters are, where to find them and what to do with them once you’ve caught them! What is a Critter in Dinkum? Critters are any small…

July 15, 2022 | 01:27 EDT

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Dinkum Hunting Guide

Dinkum’s Australian-themed islands are filled with a number of animals, with many not being particularly friendly. In our Dinkum Hunting Guide, we’ll go over the game’s wildlife and how to deal with…

July 14, 2022 | 12:14 EDT

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Dinkum Mining Guide

While building up your new town in Dinkum, you’ll often be required to obtain lots of metal ingots. This is where mining will come in, allowing you to extract shiny goodies from both above and below…

July 14, 2022 | 09:44 EDT

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Dinkum Cooking Guide

Our Dinkum Cooking Guide will tell you how to unlock Cooking and also provide you with a list of all the Cooking recipes we've found! How Dinkum Cooking Works There are three ways to do Cooking in …

July 18, 2022 | 03:12 EDT

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Dinkum Money Making Guide

Our Dinkum Money Making Guide will tell you how to make money in Dinkum -- including the best way to make money in the game! How to Make Money in Dinkum There are several ways to make money in …

July 14, 2022 | 09:44 EDT

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Dinkum Milestones Guide

In this Dinkum Milestones Guide, we'll explain how to unlock Milestones and how many Permit Points you get for unlocking different Milestones. How Dinkum Milestones Work Dinkum Milestones will…

September 12, 2022 | 06:02 EDT

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Dinkum Farming Guide

In this Dinkum Farming Guide, we'll tell you how to unlock Farming, how you can get some help with watering, and what kind of crops you can grow! Quicklinks: How to Unlock Farming in DinkumHow…

July 18, 2022 | 03:03 EDT

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Dinkum Building Guide

This Dinkum Building Guide will tell you everything you need to know about getting your town started and how to unlock Buildings in the game! How Dinkum Building Works Dinkum Building works in two…

July 18, 2022 | 03:06 EDT

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Dinkum Crafting and Unlocks Guide

In our Dinkum Crafting guide, we'll tell you how Crafting works and how you can unlock new items for Crafting such as better tools and new workbenches! How Dinkum Crafting Works Dinkum Crafting…

September 12, 2022 | 07:18 EDT

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Dinkum Guides - Guide Hub

Dinkum is a town-building survival game themed around Australia and somewhat similar to Animal Crossing and Stardew Valley. Our Dinkum guides will help you get started…

July 14, 2022 | 09:44 EDT

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Dinkum Roadmap Reveals Future of Aussie Sandbox Game

The Dinkum Roadmap has been revealed, giving us a first look at the updates we can expect for the Australian-themed sandbox game that's all set to launch on Steam later this week. First revealed…

July 12, 2022 | 01:48 EDT

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Be ready to explore the Australian Outback in a way never seen before in Dinkum, an indie simulation survival game. Dinkum is a game developed by James Bendon, where you must explore and then slowly…

June 14, 2022 | 12:15 EDT